Monday, March 9, 2009

Something light for lunch..





We should go out today..



I couldn't decide if i would do one on Fitness or Food- but i don't think any of you will mind putting that diet or fitness round for a bit later.. so, girls.. let's go for the sexy Crustachea this week!





Oops, wrong pic.





Slightly spicy mud crabs stir fried in butter sauce




Crispy Wontons in Thai dip sauce


Then i made a special stopover at a favourite cafe with my son that I'd used to frequent (when i was still working in that area as it was only a short quick drive from where our office was) for that must have dessert.

Reminds me of an ex colleague who used to eye my slice when she'd finished hers.. i used to enjoy tormenting her by making those "melting" ("foodie-blogasmic"-) expressions as i placed each tiny scoop into my mouth..slowly. May also explain why we were always late from lunch if we came here.. and she being a super slow driver certainly didn't help very much. And about the only person i know who'd never had a speeding ticket. (eyes rolled up..) Also a good thing she doesn't know i have a blog here.

Infact once, we were even "caught to be at least half hour past our lunch time" by our bosses when they too had stepped into the same lift the same time as we did. I think we (with another British ex-colleague cum accomplice with me on the same floor) had this blushing abashed cool cats look except that it had a more sheepish moronic colour to it during that few seconds as it took us all to the same floor.)

And, i also love the Italian Resto which is located downstairs of this favourite cafe that we frequent. My, they've got the most divine creme brulee.. hhhmmmmmm.. I've got to go get some soon!!









a pretty stalk of edible delicious chocolate rose creation.. had this come with a marriage proposal.. i don't suppose many will be strong enough to resist the exotic looking chocolate rose.

Pop in first baby, logistics- later!

They also have some neat display of chocolates of both white and dark, huge glass designer mirrors, other home decor handicrafts also on retail. A nice popular joint combi Concept of cafe and retail of sorts we find these days.












As always, wishing all you out there tons of bloggy love and kisses blown out ..


Be safe, be well, be sweet..


SILVER



A note to all my coolest friends who visit me here..

I'm going away for 2 weeks. DO NOT leave this page without saying HI or something. I will hunt you down when i get back if I do not see you here. It can get pretty ugly, that's as much as i can promise you.

I will be missing you guys .. more than you know.


Butterfly kisses,

~Silver

47 comments:

Raggedy Girl said...

Now for the rest of the afternoon I am going to want Won Tons. Guess I will go check the freezer...there could be some out there!!!

Roberta Anne

Leigh of said...

YOu have made me very hungry!

Jeannette St.G. said...

wow, that chocolate rose... I quess your sons don't mind a romantic kinda restaurant?

SILVER said...

Raggedy Girl- i thought of that the whole of next afternoon too..

Leigh- that makes two of us.

Jeannette- the boys have always been very sweet that way. They pretty much just go along with whatever of mom's crazy ideas.. as long it serves great food- the rest is only secondary.

Lisa said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog, good food and fitness are very important to me : )_

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Silver, I wish I had been with you for lunch! This just looks WONDERFUL. It makes me hungry, and it's jut 7:30. Now, I think I'll run to Panera's for something. LOL!

XO,

Sheila :-)

SILVER said...

Lisa- :)

Sheila- ..out goes the diet!

Barb said...

Silver, you made me hungry looks like a fun afternoon and the roses are beautiful....Barb

Cynthia said...

Hi Silver,
thanks for your nice comments I do appreciate them. this post looks so yummy and the sexy guy pic was a cute little add-on. Cindy

SILVER said...

Barb- :)


Cindy- ah.. finally, someone noticed! hehe! very pretty boy ;)

Loretta said...

Silver you are too funny. That sexy pic was a hoot! All the food looks delicious. I used to make chocolate roses when I had my gourmet chocolate business. Someday I will post pictures of the chocolates I used to make.

Silver said...

Loretta-
i know- it's in that perfect size. i wouldn't want the girls to lose focus on the real dish.. (ahem!)

No-get out of here! You do chocolate roses too? Wow- that's way too cool. Don't forget come give me a whistle when you post one of that K!!

Deb said...

love the flowers, thanks for visiting, come back anytime

Judy said...

You lost me at banana chocolate cake with caramel sauce. All these heavenly visions started going through my head and my mouth started watering. Sounds just wonderful.

Silver said...

Deb- you bet.


Judy- i seem to be stalking you.. hope you don't mind.
I stalk only selectively.. hehe

Judanna said...

Your blog is just delicious. I am at work and it is not lunch for 15 more.
Thank you for stopping in at my blog and again I really did enjoy my visit. A Chocolate rose to you.

Loretta said...

Oh Silver , no apologies please!You are too sweet! If I can ever figure out the conversions for your recipe I will try it. It looks delicious, and a lot prettier than mine! Hugs, Loretta

Judy said...

What a delicious and fine looking entry. :)

The white flowers at the bottom are beautiful!

"bloggy love" that's cute and 1st time I have heard this.

Bloggy love and be safe and well, to you too!

SILVER said...

Judanna- aww..how sweet...


Loretta- i'm more of a "Presenter".. i tease with pictures. Not my forte to do both equally well!! ;)


Judy- yeah, i wanted to get some of those white bloom stalks too until i checked the price tag. well, you just won't believe it. It cost more than a pair of local designer shoes even for just one stalk. Just have to content with only pictures i guess!!

once in a blue moon... said...

looks like some fine eating, but i got a little to hung up on the banana choc caramel cake to think clear after that...

Silver said...

blue moon- that's alright. I still get light headed when i think of those yummy chunks of banana mash in my mouth..

Helen said...

Thank you for the grasshopper comment ... come back soon so we can 'talk' again.

Nancy said...

Love the dessert! Have a wonderful time away my friend! I hope you are going to be spoiling yourself somewhere!

lvroftiques said...

Hey I'm blowin' kisses your way too girlfriend! Hope you have a wonderful time away. We'll all be waitin' for you to get back. I am suddenly hungry and longing for chocolate banana cake....can't imagine why?.....And some won tons! *winks* You said at my bloggy that you used to aquire lots of great goodies too! And you needed a bigger house?! Well I sooo hear ya!! It's funny how a passion left unchecked can become a real problem. I now feel a bit of a prisoner to the "stuff" kwim? But like a crazy addict I still hunger for more! And my poor little house is full to bursting....so like you...I might need a larger house *winks*....or the will power to let go of a bunch of it.....I'll just ponder that whilst eating some chocolate lol! Love Vanna

Rikkij said...

Silver, just finished breakfast, now I'm hungry all over! hurry back! ~Rick

BECKY said...

Hey Silver!! Great to get back to visiting bloggy buddies!! Thanks for all your sweet comments! Really appreciate you!

OK you had me with the wontons!!
Is the next post health and fitness? I need some encouragement there!!

Have a great time whatever you're doing!!
Blessings,
Becky

Marie Reed said...

Silver! Have a wonderful wonderful trip! I can't wait to read about it when you're back!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Just realizing I didn't leave a comment before!!! Silly me! Love the chocolate rose. How pretty is that? Hope you're enjoying your time away. Let us know when you return!!!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Just realizing I didn't leave a comment before!!! Silly me! Love the chocolate rose. How pretty is that? Hope you're enjoying your time away. Let us know when you return!!!

DB said...

Hi Silver, I'm checking in and leaving my presence here so that you won't have to track me down. I don't want to get on your bad side. Heaven only knows what you're capable of.

tinkalicious said...

look forward to your return, just discovered you and your lovely blog!

Kim VanDerhoek said...

Reading your blog is making me hungry. The tea punch in this post looks so deliciously refreshing too. Yum!

Thanks for the kind comments you left on my blog, I appreciate it.

René said...

Great food Silver. You left me salivating, but just by looking at it my cholesterol went up 20 points.

Loretta said...

Silver we miss you ! Hurry back! Hugs, Loretta

SILVER said...

Helen- :)


Nancy- :)
i did.


Vanna- Well, now I am actually looking into "downgrading" and simplifying my life. Many new adjustments have to take place now.Change of lifestyle and all.

So which means, i have to STOP buying any more new things- if i want to be able to fit ourselves into our new future home.. it's either us or the things ;)

But i think my sons are taking that idea a a lot better than me!

SILVER said...

Rick- you really did turn up at my food blog?! aawww.. sugar sugar!!

Becky- yeah, been some time not heard from you..glad to see you! fitness? er.. i am thinking of more desserts..

Marie- was just a quiet get away at a lake resort with a book.. not much to tell, i'm afraid..but i did write about Mr Cupid in my other blog (Reflections)

Walking on Sunshine- i will be visiting you soon..

SILVER said...

DB- good of you to spare me the trouble of hunting you down..

tinkalicious- will be checking on yours too, soon..

Kim- :) the Tea Punch is the best i have had anywhere so far.

Rene`- (sorry i don't know how to use the special e for your name) ooh..you do have to watch those cholestrol.. we can get pretty carried away here..

Loretta- i miss you too, sweetie. Will be checking up on you, soon..

kari and kijsa said...

Love this! We just wanted to say Thank you!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

So blessed! said...

Silver....I had lost you on my blog. My blog has been messed up for a week or two and I had surgery. Trying to get things fixed. Haven't been able to comment on several of my blog friends posts??? I don't know what that is all about. I also lost all my followers and who I was following??? Missed your lovely blog. Good to be back.

laughingwolf said...

hey sil, got me drooling on the keyboard.... looking at all those neat foodstuffs ;) lol

MarionL said...

Warning: Licking the computer screen does not impart the flavor of the food pictured. LOL! It did make me go for a piece of Key Lime Pie I had in my freezer, though. Yum! Glad you're back!

SILVER said...

kari and kijsa- you're too kind girls!

So blessed- oh no.. that's horrible!will get to your blog and sign in again. other than that, i am happy to hear you're recuperating well :)

Laughingwolf- hmm..i can imagine..Mr Wolf and his bib. Quite a thought!

SILVER said...

Marion-

Once someone even told me the muffins looked so real, it's like she could just put her hand through the monitor and get some out!! (I think that was Patti Cakes..)

laughingwolf said...

you gotta know ol wuff is ALL bib ;) lol

SILVER said...

Laughingwolf-
uh..how possibly adorable can that be!

but just between us- A Cherokee lady needs a "fearsome, intimidating Wolf or packs of your own.. as a Protector or just to be seen with..

you're looking too docile even to scare a bird away! Not pretty!

Carol said...

I am so glad you are back. I am sending an angel your way to bring about peace and love to you and all those who love you so much. Just remember when God is about to do something great, He starts with a difficulty, When He is about to do something truly magnificent, he starts with an impossiblilty!!!! Blessings for the week.

laughingwolf said...

hmmm... you don't wanna SEE, or KNOW, my ugly side.... :O